Understanding Stress Signaling in Childhood Cancers: ROS signaling pathways
The Sorensen laboratory-based Childhood Cancer Research Program is specifically focused on elucidating the genetic and biological determinants of the metastatic process in childhood cancer. Metastatic disease remains the single most dominant driver of adverse outcome in most childhood cancers, particularly in childhood sarcomas. There are two basic strategies in the program for studying metastatic disease in childhood cancers. The first is to focus on cell stress signaling. Emerging evidence indicates that adaptation to prototypical forms of cell stress plays a major role in tumor cell selection and metastasis.